By pass the buck, I mean it in the nicest way possible!
When we created the team at MyNAMS, there were 3 major things we had to accomplish.
- Decrease the workload for me and David.
- Increase productivity, reliability and deliverability
- Not reduce net income ( more on this later)
Outsourcing may seem like a pain sometimes. There can be headaches — especially if you’re running into problems with your team or aren’t recouping your investment with corresponding revenues.
You might wonder, “Is this really worth it?”
My answer – YES!!!!!!! ( I know. I’m shouting.)
I can solve more problems for my customers and clients when I outsource. The business helps more people.
Outsourcing allows us to build wealth. You’ll never build wealth if you’re always trading hours for dollars. There’s no leveragability when you’re doing everything yourself.
It enables us to have fun. If you’re not having fun in your business, what’s the point of doing it? You can’t have fun if you’re doing all the things in your business yourself. I don’t want to have more stress. Do you?I don’t want to do the things I used to do when I was in a cube doing a job I didn’t enjoy, working for someone else.
It creates ultimate freedom and flexibility. Outsourcing is all about freeing up your time and building a business that runs without you involved all the time. It helps you scale so you can do more and serve more.
If you’re outsourcing and it’s a pain or you’re not seeing the results you want, it could be for several reasons:
- You’re not clearly and effectively communicating your expectations to your team.
- You aren’t clear about what aspects of your business could and should be delegated.
- You’re not tying every outsourcing activity to an end-goal of creating more revenue.
So if your outsourcing efforts aren’t working, is it all your fault?
Well, kinda. Hard to hear I know but we’re friends and friends tell each other the truth, right?
Yes, you can get someone working with you that doesn’t do a good job. But you’re the boss. So if you don’t clearly communicate your expectations and measure your results, ya it is your fault.
Success comes through delegating, managing, and getting other people to perform aspects of your business that are not your strengths and do not make the best use of your time.
So, my best advice to you is to get your plan on paper and have a way to communicate your expectations and measure your results. This is the only way having an effective team works. For both you and them!
You’re going to see more about the importance of outsourcing from us. Now that I know what it’s like to work like this, I’m never going back!
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